"In a Not-Remotely-Comic Strip, Bill Ayers Weighs In on What He Meant By 'We Didn't Do Enough' to End Vietnam War" from Jake Tapper's Political Punch features a smarmy justification for the Weather Underground's bombings of the Pentagon and Capitol due to the "illegal Vietnam War" - seeking to explain why he said he had no regrets and why his actions were justified. How will the Obama campaign embrace this bit of self-justification?
Here is Ayers spin:
- "During the Vietnam war, the Weather Underground took credit for bombing several government installations as a dramatic form of armed propaganda. Action was taken against symbolic targets in order to declare a state of emergency. But warnings were always called in, and by design no one was ever hurt.
- "When I say, 'We didn't do enough,' a lot of people rush to think, 'That must mean, "We didn't bomb enough s---."' But that's not the point at all. It's not a tactical statement, it's an obvious political and ethical statement. In this context, 'we' means 'everyone.'